Wii-fi: Nintendo Wii is for you and me
Of the three next-generation videogame consoles, the Nintendo Wii is considered by many to be the most exciting. The Wii will easily be the most affordable of the three when it’s released later this year and at the same time one of the most innovative consoles in a long time.
The essence of Nintendo’s strategy is the belief that videogames have become too complicated for all but the most dedicated gamers. The Wii is designed to appeal to the kind of people who don’t normally play games. Perhaps the biggest attraction will be the amazing Wii remote which is unlike any controller ever seen before. The remote has inbuilt sensors which can sense motion in three dimensions allowing you to play games through natural movements instead of just pressing buttons.
To showcase the remote, the Wii will come bundled with a game called Wii Sports featuring a number of different games which you can play with natural movements: e.g. swinging the remote to play tennis or golf. Despite its strategy of innovation, Nintendo hasn’t forgotten its much loved franchises; one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year is the new Zelda game which will be available on launch.